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Front view of Intel Atom S1220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom S1220

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Much lower typical power consumption 6.58W vs 101.56W 15.4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.95 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 15.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 7.1 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 15.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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AMD FX 8320

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.56 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.75 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Atom S1220  vs FX 8320 

clock speed

Atom S1220
1.6 GHz
FX 8320
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

Atom S1220
1 MB
FX 8320
8 MB

overclocked clock speed (air)

Atom S1220
1.6 GHz
FX 8320
4.56 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Atom S1220
1.6 GHz
FX 8320
4.75 GHz

TDP

Atom S1220
8.1W
FX 8320
125W

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom S1220  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Octa core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 8.1W 125W
Annual home energy cost 1.95 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 7.1 $/year 109.5 $/year
Typical power consumption 6.58W 101.56W

details

Atom S1220  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 4.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 4.56 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Single Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 10,666.66 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Atom S1220
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